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San Juan Quarantine Station

Jurisdiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in San Juan. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John).

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes and maritime vessels (cruise and cargo) at international ports of entry within jurisdiction.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Monitor importations of animals, human products, and vectors that may pose a threat to human health.
  • Partner with federal agencies, state and local health departments, medical providers, hospitals, and organizations in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
  • Raise awareness among the port community about communicable diseases, and train staff on public health issues that impact a globally mobile population.

Ports of Entry Statistics 2009

Major Airport Arrivals

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
  • 1,183,593 international passengers
  • 38,568 aircraft (cargo/passenger)
  • 41,518,112 lbs. air cargo
St. Thomas International Airport
  • 729,486 international passenger
  • 18,644 aircraft (cargo/passenger)

Major Seaport Arrivals

San Juan
  • 1,164,779 international passengers
  • 2,620 vessels (cargo/passenger/other)
St. Thomas
  • 1,653,117 international passengers
  • 4,834 vessels (cargo/passenger/other)
San Juan

Contact Information

(787) 253-7880 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. AT

Luis Muñoz Marín
International Airport

Terminal D–Third Floor
(Immigration Area)
P.O. Box 37197
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00937-0197

Fax: (787) 253-4671
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